Including A Foam Layer Patents (Class 442/30)
  • Patent number: 11089397
    Abstract: This invention proposes a microphone integrated assembly used in a motor vehicle, which comprises a main application printed circuit board, a microphone printed circuit board implementing one or more microphones, and a compression type interconnector which is compressively assembled between the main application printed circuit board and the microphone printed circuit board such as to electrically connect the microphone printed circuit board and the main application printed circuit board. The compression type interconnector acts as an acoustic insulator, which mechanically decouple the microphone printed circuit board from the main application printed circuit board and prevents vibrations which source in the main application printed circuit board from coupling with the microphone printed circuit board, leading to decreased acoustic noise and improved microphone acoustic performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: VALEO INTERIOR CONTROLS (SHENZHEN) CO., LTD
    Inventor: Stephane Schuler
  • Patent number: 9200438
    Abstract: A multilayer sound-absorbing covering includes (a) a support layer made of an organic polymer foam having an open porosity between 0.50 and 0.995, (b) a surface layer formed by a glass textile, having a static air flow resistance, measured according to the standard ISO 9053, between 105 N·s·m-4 and 106 N·s·m-4, (c) at the interface between the support layer (a) and the surface layer (b), a discontinuous adhesive layer having a surface density between 17 and 60 g/m2. There is also provided a process for manufacturing such a covering and the use of such a covering for improving the acoustic comfort of a room or of a building.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN ADFORS
    Inventors: Benjamin Blanchard, Erisela Nikaj, Katarzyna Chuda, Sylvain Berger
  • Patent number: 8859063
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a protective casing are provided. In at least one embodiment, a protective casing includes a flexible insulation layer configured to inhibit thermal energy from conducting from an external side of the flexible insulation layer to an internal side of the flexible insulation layer. The protective casing also includes a microlattice layer abutting the internal side of the flexible insulation layer, the microlattice layer configured to distribute thermal energy that passes through the flexible insulation layer substantially throughout the microlattice layer. Further, the protective casing includes a heat absorbing material that impregnates the microlattice layer, the heat absorbing material configured to absorb the thermal energy in the microlattice layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: David Lowell Miller, Gary Kersten, Wendell A. Frost
  • Patent number: 8535794
    Abstract: Device, especially a piece of sporting equipment for use in surfing or similar activities, includes a base made of foamed plastic, which has at least one laminate coating made of a fabric laminate and an underlay compound. The device includes an intermediate layer between the base and the laminate coating. Likewise provided are a number of processes for producing fiber composites in connection with foamed plastics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2013
    Inventors: Sven Brauers, Rouven Brauers
  • Publication number: 20110305865
    Abstract: A sound- and vibration-dampening (NVH) layered composition may be prepared by spraying or spray-foaming a polyurethane heavy layer, and spray-foaming a flexible polyurethane foam layer, under conditions such that the two layers bond integrally with one another without use of glue or other adhesive. Additional layers, that are the same as, or different from, these two layers may also be included in the composition. The layered composition may be used in, for example, automotive applications. The method is faster and requires less hardware and space than conventional methods that include gluing steps or employ heavy molds to withstand the pressures generated therein by methods such as injecting or pouring; however, it may still attain relatively uniform thicknesses even when spraying is done on a substrate that does not become part of the final construction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Publication date: December 15, 2011
    Applicant: Dow Global Technologies Inc. (Formerly Known as Dow Global Technologies Inc.)
    Inventors: Carlo Cocconi, Antonio Grieco, Gianluca Casagrande
  • Patent number: 7767874
    Abstract: A patient-friendly medical device is provided for removal of excess fluids from body tissue and is particularly useful to treat soft tissue inflammation, damage, edema and/or lymphedema. The comfortable medical device comprises a composite multilayered assembly that provides a gradient pressure compression device to compress body tissue of a patient in a controlled and graduated manner. The composite multilayered assembly can have an inner and/or outer layer to enhance uniform distribution of compression about the affected portion of the patient and can have flexible intermediate layers with elastomeric components such as foamed chips, foamed pieces, and/or chopped foam that can have a different density and/or size and/or shape to form channels (canals) therebetween to enhance flow of excess fluids from the body tissue of the patient. The channels or canals can create zones of gradient pressure to help move excess fluid from the tissue of the affected portion of the body of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Telesto Holding, LLC
    Inventors: Donald L. Kellogg, Jack Kellogg
  • Publication number: 20100178823
    Abstract: A shelf liner (10) with a natural appearance includes a skid-resistant first major surface and a decorative second major surface. The shelf liner includes a scrim (12) and a foamed resin (14), which is in contact with the scrim. The resin leaves at least a portion of the scrim exposed on the second major surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2009
    Publication date: July 15, 2010
    Inventor: Shelley W. Price
  • Patent number: 7629276
    Abstract: A covering in the form of a mat or web, comprising a substrate formed as a mesh product or fabric and plastic foam enveloping the substrate which define lines of beaded caterpillar ties, extending longitudinally in a first direction, and rows of thinner connecting ties, extending longitudinally in a second direction substantially transverse to the first direction, with gaps therebetween. The caterpillar ties each comprise a constriction extending continuously along each transverse edge of the respective caterpillar tie between adjacent connecting ties over an upper or lower side of the respective caterpillar tie.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2009
    Assignee: Derin Holzapfel & Co. Grundbesitz und Beteiligungs KG
    Inventor: Martin C. Derin
  • Patent number: 7608319
    Abstract: This invention refers to synthetic decorative coverings in order to cover and protect trafficable surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2009
    Assignee: Pyn, S.A de C.V.
    Inventor: Gabriel Lopez Montiel
  • Patent number: 7604761
    Abstract: Process for continuous manufacture of latex foam rest articles such as mattresses, cushions and the like comprising a part able to participate to the manufacture steps and to remain embedded in the article with consequent improvements of final performances. A flexible perforated band, preferably a flat polymeric material net with longitudinal and cross reinforcement members, is placed over a foam laying surface provided with protuberances and in continuous advancement between a foam laying station and an unlimited length article extraction station. The latex foam passes through net holes forming an upper portion and a lower portion relative to said net. The net continuously opposes contraction forces and weight force exerted from upper portion on lower portion. The unlimited length article is subjected to successive cross cuts originating rest articles wherein a foam embedded net is arranged on ends of recesses originated by the protuberances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2009
    Assignee: Sapsa Bedding SRL
    Inventors: Luciano Abrigo, Renzo Villa
  • Patent number: 7524778
    Abstract: A sheet product is provided which comprises a scrim embedded in a continuous layer of a foamed resin. The sheet material is useful as a drawer liner or a shelf liner and is fabricated without need for lamination of separate layers to a scrim material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2009
    Assignee: Henkel Corporation
    Inventors: William A. Sobonya, Elizabeth A. Flores
  • Patent number: 7259114
    Abstract: A backing material is made of low-density and/or high-density polyethylene(s) and/or a flexibilizer to provide high-strength, low-cost, and recyclable backing material for fabrics. The backing material can incorporate polypropylene(s), additional flexibilizers, fillers, flame-retardants, anti-microbials, odor minimizers/eliminators, scent, and protectants for further desired properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2007
    Assignee: Textile Rubber & Chemical Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry Mullinax, Shannon VanScoy, Daniel R. Hoyt
  • Patent number: 7112364
    Abstract: Foaming of a resinous backing (2) to a glass sheet (1) is frustrated at the interface (3) with the glass by maintaining the glass sheet (1) cool during formation of the foam. The degree of foaming is nil at the interface (3) to effect a strong bond there, and increases progressively through the thickness of the foam body (2) away from the interface (3). The foam body (2) is backed by glass-fibre cloth (4) that is impregnated with the resin from which the foaming gas has been vented so as to bond the cloth (4) to the body (2) and to an outer aluminium foil (5). The glass sheet (3) may be a mirror, and may be replaced by a glass laminate (20;23) that includes a fused-powder coating (22;25) with or without an aluminium foil backing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2006
    Assignee: Thorstone Business Management Limited
    Inventor: Roger John Leach
  • Patent number: 6998359
    Abstract: A multiple layer fiber reinforced material and method of constructing the same including the provision of a first layer of a roll lofted glass material. Optional variants include the pre-application of plywood, OSB or fiber reinforced cement board materials prior to the first glass layer. A layer of a rolled fiber reinforced material is applied over the rolled glass material, with or without backing board material, and at least a second layer of the roll lofted glass material is applied over the rolled fiber reinforced material. A layer of a second rolled glass material is applied over the subsequent layer of the first glass material and a urethane resin syrup is intermixed with said layers of glass material and the fiber reinforced material. An application of heat and pressure results in the formation of the reinforced material. A flexural, closed cell foam material may also be applied to provide acoustical insulating properties to the multi-layer fiber material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2006
    Assignee: Mantex Corporation
    Inventor: Mel Bingenheimer
  • Patent number: 6911406
    Abstract: A sheet product is provided which comprises a scrim embedded in a continuous layer of a foamed resin. The sheet material is useful as a drawer liner or a shelf liner and is fabricated without need for lamination of separate layers to a scrim material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2005
    Assignee: Henkel Consumer Adhesives, Inc.
    Inventors: William A. Sobonya, Elizabeth A. Flores
  • Publication number: 20040235378
    Abstract: A laminate for use as a headliner comprises a core having an adhesive layer provided adjacent opposing sides thereof. Basalt fiber structural reinforcement layers are provided adjacent each adhesive layer. A scrim layer is provided next to one reinforcement layer while a film barrier and covering are provided adjacent the other reinforcement layer. A method for manufacturing the laminate comprises the steps of providing a core, providing basalt fiber reinforcement layers adjacent opposing sides of the core, providing adhesive layers between opposing sides of the core and the reinforcement layers, applying a scrim layer to one reinforcement layer and a film barrier and covering to the other reinforcement layer to complete the laminate. According to a method for recycling a laminate, laminate material formed of composite materials including reinforcement fibers that have a melting point above the incineration point of the other composite materials is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 19, 2003
    Publication date: November 25, 2004
    Inventors: George B. Byma, Brian A. Cristea
  • Patent number: 6818282
    Abstract: A laminated fabric floor product having an encapsulated fabric scrim within a vinyl resilient flooring structure. The laminated fabric floor product structure includes a PVC calendered base, a first hot melt film, a fabric, a second hot melt film, a calendered clear film, and a high performance coating. Traditional foamed and non-foamed substrates used in the flooring industry can be used in addition to the calendered base. All types of fabrics and scrims can be encapsulated. The fabrics can be both woven and non-woven types. Open scrims can be used with base layers that are printed or have a visual pattern so that design features and colors can be seen through the open areas of the scrim. The fabric layer can be printed with a design pattern and adhered to the base layer or substrate by the first hot melt adhesive film layer. The clear layer is adhered to the fabric layer by the second hot melt adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2004
    Assignee: AWI Licensing Company
    Inventors: Steven F. Hynicka, Donald E. Barshinger, Donald E. Schneider
  • Publication number: 20040214488
    Abstract: The present invention provides a drain-through type of designed portable work and walking surface matting, which has the size, weight and slip resistant characteristics, as well as the anti-fatigue properties which make it a more desirable surface on which to walk and work. The invention consists of the lamination of two dimensionally stable or unstable coated scrims to produce a dimensionally stable laminate. Each coated scrim has a plurality of openings extending through the scrim. The lower surface of the first coated scrim is permanently bonded to the upper surface of the second coated scrim.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2004
    Publication date: October 28, 2004
    Inventors: Brian J. Buscher, George A. Hart
  • Patent number: 6794316
    Abstract: The present invention provides a drain-through type of designed portable work and walking surface matting, which has the size, weight and slip resistant characteristics, as well as the anti-fatigue properties which make it a more desirable surface on which to walk and work. The invention consists of the lamination of two dimensionally stable or unstable coated scrims to produce dimensionally stable laminate. Each coated scrim has a plurality of openings extending through the scrim. The lower surface of the first coated scrim is permanently bonded to the upper of the second coated scrim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2004
    Assignee: SBEMCO International, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian J. Buscher, George A. Hart
  • Patent number: 6790520
    Abstract: The present invention provides a vibration dampening laminate that is lightweight and has superior sound insulation and vibration dampening properties. The vibration dampening laminate comprises a constraining layer, a viscoelastic adhesive layer, a foam spacing layer and a pressure sensitive adhesive layer including a release layer. The pressure sensitive adhesive layer and release layer are contoured to fit a profile of the article being soundproofed and vibration dampened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2004
    Assignee: Collins & Aikman Products Co.
    Inventors: John Todd, Robert S. Boyd, Melvyn J. Care
  • Publication number: 20040137811
    Abstract: A high resiliency elastomeric seating composite adapted for use on a chair is provided. The seating composite includes an adhesive layer positioned between a film layer and an elastomeric net material. The film layer may be formed of urethane, vinyl or a combination thereof and is cast onto a sheet of release paper. The release paper is removed from the film layer and the adhesive layer is positioned between the film layer and elastomeric net material. The film layer, adhesive layer and net material are then flame laminated to form the seating composite. The adhesive layer is formed of a urethane foam material and the elastomeric net material may be formed of a polyester elastomeric material that is woven or biaxially-oriented extruded. In an alternative embodiment, the film layer is cast directly on the net material without the use of the adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2003
    Publication date: July 15, 2004
    Applicant: L & P Property Management Company
    Inventor: Roger Tornero
  • Patent number: 6716520
    Abstract: A reflective insulating material (1) with sufficient structural integrity to form and maintain a configuration of air ducts (9, 13), boxes and other structures having outer layers of reflective foil (2, 8), multiple inner layers of foam material (4, 6) and a mesh material (5) sandwiched between the layers of foam material, all adhered together by adhesive and heat. The material can be configured end to end and secured by tape (11, 18) to form air ducts (9, 13) or other structures. An optional hook lock (15, 16) is provided to help secure ends when forming substantially circular air ducts (13).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Inventor: Elmer L. Cook, II
  • Publication number: 20040062903
    Abstract: A reinforced foam backing for a floor covering is presented. The reinforced foam backing comprises a foam layer comprising at least one thermoplastic polymeric material. The foam layer has a plurality of voids substantially uniformly distributed therein. The reinforced foam backing further comprises a reinforcing material adhered to the foam sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2002
    Publication date: April 1, 2004
    Inventors: Paul D. Evans, Wallace J. Hammel, Brian S. Randall
  • Publication number: 20040043683
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a trim part, such as an airbag cover, under low pressure conditions is disclosed. The trim part includes a skin material, a scrim material, and a substrate. A mold tool comprises a first half and a second mold half. The method comprises the steps of injecting molten substrate material into one of the mold halves and partially closing the mold halves to a predetermined distance such that the molten substrate material is properly spread within the cavity of the mold tool under low pressure conditions. The molten substrate material encapsulates the scrim material and integrally bonds the scrim material to the skin material. In one method of the invention, a frame member is placed on one of the mold halves to form a groove that pre-weakens the trim part to form an airbag door for an airbag cover in one cycling operation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2002
    Publication date: March 4, 2004
    Applicant: Intier Automotive Inc.
    Inventor: Michael W. Muench
  • Patent number: 6673179
    Abstract: A multi scrim non-slip pad has a first scrim which is coated with a first polyvinyl chloride product to encapsulate the first scrim therein to form a first coated scrim. The first coated scrim may then be partially cured in some embodiments. A second scrim is coated to form a second coated scrim. The first and second scrims are applied together and then cured to form a multi scrim non-slip pad having at least a first foam layer adjacent and external to the first scrim, a second foam layer between the first and second scrim, and a third foam layer external and adjacent to the second scrim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2004
    Assignee: American Non-Slip Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott Mangum, Kevin Donovan
  • Patent number: 6670029
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a multi-layer, composite footwear upper having a three-dimensional geometry includes the steps of forming a substantially planar composite sheet from two or more layers, heating the composite sheet, and compression molding the composite sheet into the three-dimensional geometry of the footwear upper. The composite sheet is formed by laminating a first layer of thermoplastic foam to a second layer of thermoplastic urethane (TPU), preferably in the form of a TPU film. A third layer of mesh fabric can be interposed between the first and second layers. The composite sheet is compressed after heating in a mold cavity to achieve the desired three-dimensional geometry. The composite sheet can be compression molded into separate sections which are assembled after molding to form the footwear upper. Alternatively, the composite sheet can be compression molded into a seamless, unitary footwear upper that requires minimal, if any, assembly for completion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2003
    Assignee: ADC Composites, LLC
    Inventors: Edward J. Norton, Zenon O. Smotrycz
  • Patent number: 6656856
    Abstract: The present invention relates to mattress or furniture insulator pads that are placed between the coil springs and the cushioning material in mattresses or furniture, such as chair seats. Such insulator pads prevent the springs from piercing the furniture cushion and provide a bridge across the springs to more evenly distribute weight over the springs. The insulator pads according to the invention have three layers formed by sandwiching polyurethane foam between stiffening layers, preferably formed from polypropylene openmesh netting. Most preferably, a five layer insulator pad has the polyurethane foam sandwiched between stiffening layers and also has outer layers of polyurethane foam, applied adjacent to the stiffening layers, forming the top and bottom surfaces of the pad. Such outer layer foam sheets provide friction characteristics that retard relative movement between the cushion and the springs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1998
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2003
    Assignee: Foamex L.P.
    Inventor: John R. Rucker
  • Patent number: 6602809
    Abstract: A laminate composite material comprises a layer of an open weave supporting fabric having a layer of breathable resin adhered thereto by an extruded layer of a thermoplastic resin blended with a high temperature volatile particulate. The resultant composite material is substantially impervious to air and water and permeable to water vapor and having a water vapor transmission rate exceeding one (1) perm of water vapor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 1999
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2003
    Assignee: Tyco Plastic Services AG
    Inventor: Jennifer M. Cabrey
  • Publication number: 20030129381
    Abstract: A heat-sensitive stencil including a thermoplastic resin film on which a porous resin layer and a porous reinforcing layer are formed in succession. A porous fibrous layer may be disposed between the porous resin layer and the porous reinforcing layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2001
    Publication date: July 10, 2003
    Applicant: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomiya Mori
  • Patent number: 6586350
    Abstract: A net for diffusing light comprising threads of flat yarn, characterized in that the flat yarn has a layer comprising a foamed synthetic resin film capable of diffusing light passing therethrough. Also disclosed is a method for protecting plants from overexposure to sunlight comprising covering the plants with such a net.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2003
    Assignee: Polysack Plastic Industries (R.A.C.S.) Ltd.
    Inventors: Felix Guberman, Gal Elazar, Maor Segal
  • Patent number: 6582113
    Abstract: An article, such as a filter or film, has a treated laminate with an expanded PTFE membrane and a porous support scrim. The treated laminate is formed by contacting a laminate having an expanded PTFE membrane and a porous support scrim with an oleophobic treatment agent dissolved in an organic solvent. The oleophobic treatment agent is deposited onto the expanded PTFE membrane and porous support scrim as the organic solvent is removed. The oleophobic treatment agent is typically a fluoropolymer. The article can be used, for example, as a filter over a port in a housing of an electronics or other device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2001
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2003
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert M. Rogers
  • Patent number: 6558548
    Abstract: The present invention is waste treatment apparatus and process for diminishing the emission of malodorous off-gases during waste treatment. The apparatus typically includes a floatation panel formed from bonded foam particles that is adhered to a fabric layer. The present invention provides a reliable, cost-effective means by which to decrease the noxious odors generally associated with waste treatment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2003
    Assignee: Odor Control Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Fred Svirklys, Wallace McGregor, Ron Marsh, Dennis Shanklin
  • Publication number: 20030082366
    Abstract: An assembly for enclosing and protecting a plurality of meters for storage or transportation purposes and carrier and pallet for use therein are provided. The assembly includes a plurality of carriers. Each of the carriers includes a base unit having upper and lower surfaces for receiving and retaining a plurality of meters in a predetermined spaced relationship thereon and a cover unit movable between a closed position for enclosing, protecting and immobilizing the meters within the base unit and an open position to allow storage or retrieval of one or more meters to or from the base unit, respectively. The assembly also includes a pallet having a load-bearing, upper surface and a tine-engaging, lower surface and an array of apertures extending between the load-bearing, upper surface and tine-engaging, lower surface for receiving and retaining lower portions of the meters in the predetermined spaced relationship thereon when the carriers are supported on the load-bearing, upper surface of the pallet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2002
    Publication date: May 1, 2003
    Inventor: Darius J. Preisler
  • Publication number: 20030082967
    Abstract: A plastic component with a base body made of a rigid foam material is connected with a grid-like net structure. According to one aspect of the present invention, the grid-like net structure has a tear-resistant core material that is surrounded by a mantle material. In this example, the mantle material is in frictional connection with the foam material of the base body that allows, for example, cracking off of fragments from the plastic component to be significantly reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 4, 2002
    Publication date: May 1, 2003
    Inventor: Gerald Popp
  • Patent number: 6528437
    Abstract: The present invention is a durable composite consisting of a polyester knitted fabric and an extruded film that are heat laminated together without the use of additional adhesive. The open-mesh structure of the fabric, when combined with the film, results in improved sound dissipation for the composite as compared with conventional textile headliners. Because both the fabric and the film components have flame retardant constituents, the resulting composite is capable of meeting even the most stringent of flammability requirements. An optional backing layer may be added to the film layer to create a three-layer composite, which may be suited for certain applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 1999
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2003
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: John M. Hepfinger, Earle Wolynes, Keith M. Blackwell
  • Publication number: 20030012944
    Abstract: A reflective insulating material (1) with sufficient structural integrity to form and maintain a configuration of air ducts (9, 13), boxes and other structures having outer layers of reflective foil (2, 8), multiple inner layers of foam material (4, 6) and a mesh material (5) sandwiched between the layers of foam material, all adhered together by adhesive and heat. The material can be configured end to end and secured by tape (11, 18) to form air ducts (9, 13) or other structures. An optional hook lock (15, 16) is provided to help secure ends when forming substantially circular air ducts (13).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2001
    Publication date: January 16, 2003
    Inventor: Elmer L. Cook
  • Publication number: 20030008579
    Abstract: A method of making a quilt includes a batting including a heat activated adhesive coating each side or faces of the batting. The quilt covers are attached to the batting by sequentially placing the covers onto the respective batting faces and heating each cover and adjacent adhesive by moving a hot iron over each cover. The covers are connected to each by a plurality of spaced yarn or other suitable decorative connecting means which extend through the covers and batting to secure the batting in place and may form a desired decorative pattern. The inactive adhesive remains in the quilt or is removed by washing of the quilt. The batting with the inactive adhesive is provided as a commercially available product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 9, 2001
    Publication date: January 9, 2003
    Inventors: Jilene A. Repp, Francis A. Yogerst
  • Publication number: 20020197922
    Abstract: A sheet product is provided which comprises a scrim embedded in a continuous layer of a foamed resin. The sheet material is useful as a drawer liner or a shelf liner and is fabricated without need for lamination of separate layers to a scrim material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 26, 2001
    Publication date: December 26, 2002
    Inventors: William A. Sobonya, Elizabeth A. Flores
  • Patent number: 6448193
    Abstract: A moisture-crosslinkable polyurethane adhesive, comprising a) 70 to 95% by weight of a polyurethane polyaddition prepolymer comprising units of at least one polyol and at least one polyisocyanate and, b) 5 to 30% by weight of an essentially amorphous poly-&agr;-olefin, the adhesive comprising a content of free NCO groups representing 1 to 20% by weight of the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2002
    Assignee: Atofina
    Inventors: Michel Miskovic, François Bauduin, Patrick Bouttefort, Jean-François Chartrel
  • Publication number: 20020119718
    Abstract: In garments with foamed net used as a clothing material (inter-lining), a clothing material is provided that give a light-weight and easy-moving, and improved warmth retaining property, cushioning property and buoyancy without spoiling wearer's wearing feeling, and that do not give a cost rise or disadvantages in production.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2001
    Publication date: August 29, 2002
    Inventors: Susumu Taguchi, Tadashi Takekawa, Kouji Sako, Takahiro Ueda
  • Publication number: 20020094404
    Abstract: A laminated liner for covering a generally smooth surface. The liner includes a foam pad having opposite first and second faces, and a sheet covering permanently bonded to the pad first face. An adhesive is applied to the pad second face for adhesively attaching the liner to the surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2001
    Publication date: July 18, 2002
    Inventor: Herbert S. Schottenfeld
  • Patent number: 6416854
    Abstract: A uniformly applied monolithic roofing surface membrane at appropriate thickness and pitch is field applied upon a surface. The surface membrane may be field applied from a spray applicator foam dispenser moving between two parallel tracks. The uniform application of foam at each pass is assured, by accelerating the speed of the foam dispenser at the end of each pass, by providing continuous movement of the spray applicator upon the tracks. The monolithic roofing surface monolithic thus formed includes a spontaneously curable polymer, such as low rise polyurethane adhesive or polyurethane foam, having a mesh such as of fabric or fiberglass therein, with a silicone coating thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2002
    Inventor: John P. Hunter, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20010029137
    Abstract: A plastic component with a base body made of a rigid foam material is connected with a grid-like net structure. According to one aspect of the present invention, the grid-like net structure has a tear-resistant core material that is surrounded by a mantle material. In this example, the mantle material is in frictional connection with the foam material of the base body that allows, for example, cracking off of fragments from the plastic component to be significantly reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 19, 2001
    Publication date: October 11, 2001
    Inventor: Gerald Popp
  • Patent number: 6248419
    Abstract: An extruded hook fastener strip is created on a roll having hook forming cavities in its surface by extruding plastic material into the interface between the forming roll and a second strip carried by a backing roll. The second strip is firmly bonded to the fastener strip on that side opposite the formed hooks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2001
    Assignee: Velcro Industries B.V.
    Inventors: William J. Kennedy, George A. Provest, Gerald F. Rocha
  • Patent number: 6196708
    Abstract: An article, such as a filter or film, has a treated laminate with an expanded PTFE membrane and a porous support scrim. The treated laminate is formed by contacting a laminate having an expanded PTFE membrane and a porous support scrim with an oleophobic treatment agent dissolved in an organic solvent. The oleophobic treatment agent is deposited onto the expanded PTFE membrane and porous support scrim as the organic solvent is removed. The oleophobic treatment agent is typically a fluoropolymer. The article can be used, for example, as a filter over a port in a housing of an electronics or other device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2001
    Assignee: Donaldson Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert M. Rogers
  • Patent number: 6153292
    Abstract: Single and double density biopolymer foams, composite biopolymer foams including both single and double density foams, and methods of preparing these foams and composite foams are described. Also described are biocompatible constructs which include single or double density biopolymer foams and extracellular matrix particulates and methods of preparing these constructs. The foams, composite foams, and biocompatible constructs of the invention can be used in tissue repair and reconstruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 1999
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2000
    Assignee: Tissue Engineering, Inc.
    Inventors: Eugene Bell, Tracy M. Sioussat, Timothy W. Fofonoff
  • Patent number: 6150287
    Abstract: An improved headliner utilizes burlap layers to provide strength to the headliner sandwich. The burlap layers are placed on both sides of a central foam core to create an I-beam construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 1998
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2000
    Assignee: Lear Automotive Dearborn, Inc.
    Inventors: Stuart G. Boyd, David R. Damouth, Wesley J. Leonard, Abbas Saleem, Harold G. Wolf, Jr.
  • Patent number: 5981020
    Abstract: The present invention includes a foam flame bonded fabric laminate that is wind-resistant, breathable, and supple along with a low cost process for producing it. The apparatus of the present invention comprises a foam bonding agent layered between fabrics or other materials where the foam possesses wind-resistant and breathable characteristics independent of the other layers. The process of the present invention involves two-step foam flame bonding with each step accomplished in a separate pass through a laminating device. In one embodiment, the first step includes lightly exposing a thin polymer foam (such as polyester polyurethane or polyether polyurethane) to a flame without preheating, then pressing it against the inner face of mesh or tricot. The second step includes more vigorously exposing the foam face of the foam-mesh or foam-tricot laminate to a flame, then pressing it against the inner face of a berber, pile, or fleece fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 1997
    Date of Patent: November 9, 1999
    Assignee: Harrison Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Derek A. Sutherland, William F. Willard
  • Patent number: 5935878
    Abstract: A first embodiment of a micromesh laminate includes a micromesh fabric first layer, a form-providing second layer laminated to the micromesh fabric, and preferably a woven or knit fabric third layer laminated or stitched to the second layer. The micromesh fabric is typically a knit fabric made of polyester or nylon and has small holes, on the order of approximately 0.5 mm by 0.5 mm to 3 mm by 3 mm, knit into the fabric. Preferably, the second layer is either a high or low density polyurethane foam, neoprene foam, or film, and the third layer is made from cotton, nylon, polyester, acrylic, or spandex. The layers are preferably bonded together with an adhesive which can withstand high washability, e.g., a crosslinked urethane adhesive; alternatively, the second layer and third layer may be flame laminated or stitched together. A second embodiment of a micromesh laminate includes a micromesh first layer, and a woven or knit fabric second layer laminated to the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 1997
    Date of Patent: August 10, 1999
    Inventor: Bruce Scott Glasser
  • Patent number: 5788203
    Abstract: A pad for a computer mouse includes a substrate of cushion sponge of a predetermined shape and size, a layer of nylon netting glued to one side of the substrate, and a layer of paper adhered to the glue and netting. Adhesive is placed on the outer surface of the paper, and a piece of pre-printed synthetic sheet material is adhered to the adhesive. A coating of polymer may be placed over the synthetic material, if desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 1996
    Date of Patent: August 4, 1998
    Inventor: John A. Nitti